Anyone who is ever been in a vehicle accident knows that everything happens very fast. Your first priority is to make sure that you and your passengers are safe and unharmed. Following that, most people seek assistance in clearing up in the accident. This usually involves police, collision, and sometimes ambulance services. While all of this is happening, a potential vehicle injury lawsuit is probably the furthest thing on your mind. Yet, in the case of a vehicle accident injury the moments immediately following the crash are most important. The more details you can remember, the better. Here are a few ways that your cellphone can prove to be invaluable in the unfortunate situation of being injured in an accident.
Details regarding the calls you made or the texts you sent are automatically stored in your phone. The sequence of events of an accident can be invaluable when trying to describe what happened to you and how you reacted. Similarly, if there are allegations that your driving may have been distracted by a phone call or a text message, these records can be easily recovered from your phone to determine whether or not you were using it for these purposes.
Use a note taking app to record critical information such as license plate numbers, names of witnesses or first responders, etc. This information will strengthen your recollection of the events and make it easier to explain what happened.
Nearly all phones come with a quality built-in digital camera. If your injuries allow, try to take as many photos of the accident scene as possible. Small details such as the position of the vehicles, tire marks, or the location of signs or landmarks may prove to be useful when investigating the incident.
Your cellphone can help you make sense of how your life will be affected following a vehicle crash. Fortunately, so can well. Contact us to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.